Gran Canaria Holiday Guide

Playa del Ingles

 

map of Playa del Ingles

map of Playa del Ingles – click to enlarge

This is the main town in the area with a large amount of hotels and apartments on offer. The main attraction of the town is the beach. It is easier to make sense of the map to rotate it to the right so that the sea is in the south and then the wiggly road that runs from left to right (north to south if you rotate the map) can be considered the main rd that connects the town and the beach. The area around the beach has load of bars and shops but winds down fairly early, most bars around here being closed by midnight.

Playa del Ingles translates to “The beach of the Englishman”.There is a story tied to it about an Englishman that used to live in the sand dunes. As a British man and not being able to speak Spanish, the “Ingles” part was a slight attraction to me in visiting this place in the first instance but this town is not English, it is as multicultural a place as anywhere I’ve been but the home nationality is as normal on the Island – Spanish.

It can be confusing to get your bearings view of playa del ingles beachin this town at first because a lot of the streets look the same. Some of the hotels in the town require a bit of navigating to find the beach/promenade. Using your smartphone to navigate could be an idea.

 

kims bar

kims bar – playa del ingles

There are some great English/British places around and its good to know where your home nationality/language themed bars are amidst the jungle of bars with national themes from around Europe – notibaly Dutch, Scandinavian and German. A couple English bars I could mention are the Red Cow and Kims Bar if you want to eat or drink out in the company of British people.

Playa del Ingles Beach

Playa del Ingles Beach

Playa del Ingles Beach

Playa del Ingles Beach

Yumbo, Playa del Ingles

Yumbo, Playa del Ingles

Casino, Play del Ingles

Casino, Play del Ingles

Playa del Ingles, view from in the sea

Playa del Ingles, evening view from in the sea

Playa del Ingles, Sea Front

Playa del Ingles, Sea Front

 

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Playa Del Ingles
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Playa Del Ingles
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This is the main town in the area with a large amount of hotels and apartments on offer. To be at the heart of whats on offer in Gran Canaria, staying here is a good choice.
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